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Science  28 Sep 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5539, pp. 2355
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5539.2355d

Need to know which genes have been knocked out in mice? How about the proper technique for teasing DNA from a blood sample? Visit the WWW Virtual Library of Cell Biology, a roster of essential links for cell biologists tended by Gabriel Fenteany of the University of Illinois, Chicago.

One feature of the site is an assortment of general resources, from tutorials to job listings. Under databases, you'll find that list of mouse knockout genes and details on the effects of disabling each gene, along with repositories of cell lines and DNA and protein sequence databases. Lab protocols run from using stains and microscopes to more challenging tasks, like flow cytometry for measuring cell size and content. Other links include some 100 journals and more than 200 labs.

The Subject Pages provide a virtual encyclopedia of cell biology, with annotated links for 14 topics, from angiogenesis to gene expression to signal transduction. Depth of content varies widely here. If you're interested in angiogenesis, for example, the offerings range from a low-level primer to a page on mathematical models of the process.


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